McLaren deny Vandoorne/Alonso 2016 line-up reports

McLaren have denied reports circulating the internet which claim that Stoffel Vandoorne will replace Jenson Button in 2016, to partner Fernando Alonso at the Woking team.

The reports go on to claim that an announcement will be made at the Belgian Grand Prix in a fortnight.

Whilst the team aren't denying a change to their driver line-up is possible, they said no decision has been made and an announcement certainly won't come at the next race.

"The reports are inaccurate," a spokesperson told Pitpass. "No driver announcement will be made at Spa. On the contrary, we will discuss, decide and announce our 2016 driver line-up when the time is right."

Button signed a two-year deal with the team after prolonged negotiations, however it's believed the second year is an option and the team aren't obliged to run him.

Though McLaren chairman Ron Dennis ealier hinted that he would stay.

"Jenson Button has a two-year contract with McLaren," said the Briton. "We are not even thinking about drivers at the moment."